IRR News 17-23 May 2013

IRR News 17-23 May 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, we have a piece by Marc Lorenzi from the Communities Empowerment Network, which helps excluded children.

We also have report from the inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga, which commenced last week, and we also have the statement made to the inquest by Jimmy’s wife, Adrienne.

In news from across the UK, a major report commissioned by the Metropolitan police in to the policing of mentally ill people has found that those with mental health issues complained of being ‘treated like criminals by the police’ and that ‘too much force’ is used.

Stoke City FC has launched an investigation after a pig’s head was found in the locker of a black player.

IRR News is monitoring the situation nationally following the murder of a soldier in Woolwich, the English Defence League has marched on the town and mosques have been attacked in Braintree and Gillingham.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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